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PlantFiles: Dypsis
Dypsis 'Monalaingo'

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Monalaingo


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Miles_Auwe On Jan 13, 2013, Miles_Auwe from Pahoa, HI wrote:

I purchased a similar plant under the name Dypsis coriacea. Beautiful specimen, at about 3 feet tall the stem is no wider than a sharpy, and it's leaves are beginning to divide. A real beauty.

Positive palmbob On Mar 4, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

obviously this is not the true name of this palm, but a locational name (from some place in Madagascar called Monalaingo), but until it is properly identified, it will be called this in cultivation. Great looking understory palm wtih an incredibly dark red new leaf. I have this palm and it's slow, but does fairly well as a house plant (needs to be misted a lot or leaf tips dry out). Seems to have some cold tolerance, but I haven't pushed it yet.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ainaloa, Hawaii

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